The legal status of United Nations delegates and officials is not tied to the prerogatives of diplomatic agents by international law, as was done in the Covenant of the League of Nations. This leaves the Member Nations and United Nations free to work out a system of privileges and immunities based on the requirements of the functions performed by varying strata of individuals, but until national legislation or an international convention is adopted the legal status of both delegates and officials depends upon an interpretation of the word "necessary."'
Robert K. Eifler S.Ed.,
INTERNATIONAL LAW-PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES OF UNITED NATIONS DELEGATES AND OFFICIALS-THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IMMUNITIES ACT,
Mich. L. Rev.
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